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Trauma-Informed Education

45-Hour Course

  • Started Jun 22
  • 175 US dollars
  • Google Classroom

Service Description

Studies indicate that a significant portion of the population have experienced trauma, or harmful or life-threatening events which have impacted their everyday functioning or well-being. Research shows that individuals living in poverty or with a disability are even more at risk for having experienced trauma. In addition, the current global pandemic and nationwide social justice and civil rights movement are adding to the trauma felt by our communities—and students are just as susceptible to the impacts of trauma as anyone else. Though presentations, selected readings and multi-media sources, written activities, and discussions, this course will examine trauma and its possible effects on students and teachers, and provide participants with ways to intervene against harmful effects. The 45-hour course will start June 22, 2024 and be delivered remotely on-line, through Google Classroom. The first four sessions will be delivered asynchronously (you work at your own time and pace), with instructor facilitation. There are biweekly assignments due and forum discussion is encouraged. The final two classes will be synchronous, virtual discussions on August 17th and 24th. The course will explore the research on toxic stress, and explain how it can impact a child’s education. It will explore the key principles of a trauma-informed approach and how they apply in an educational setting. Participants will learn concrete tools to reconsider space organization based on trauma-informed principles; avoid the re-traumatization of students; help students regulate their emotions; interrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” through which students with disabilities and students of color experience disproportionate discipline; de-escalate situations when necessary; address racially- and culturally-sensitive topics; and help students build resilience. NYC DOE TEACHER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: To receive full CTLE and salary differential credit for this course you must register with ASPDP on their website. If you do not complete the ASPDP registration by the registration deadline, you will not be eligible for A+ or P credits towards your salary differential. If you have questions about using ASPDP courses towards the salary differential, please email ASPDP at Step 2: Register and pay the education partner fee here, by clicking the "Book Now" button here.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Participants must attend the full session of the synchronous meetings. Participants joining more than 15 minutes past the scheduled start time may not be admitted to the session. If a participant must miss the session, he or she should reach out to the instructor as soon as it becomes evident, to discuss whether the absence may be made up at another time. In order to be eligible for a refund, cancellations of courses must be received prior to the start of the course. A credit, which may be used for other services or purchases from Cowart Trauma Informed Partnership, may be provided for enrollments cancelled after the course begins.

Contact Details

(732) 423-5709

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John Zavada
US Department of Defense
Military Adaptive Sports Program Wheelchair Athletics Coach

I want to personally thank you for the great, great, great information and presentation.  Brilliant job!

Michelle Dorcely
DULCE Family Specialist
Springfield Area Parent
Child Center

Thank you again for such a wonderful presentation. I really enjoyed it and the content fit nicely with other pieces I've learned through the years as well.

Christa Duthie-Fox
K-8 Teacher
Charlotte Central School

OMGoodness, Christine - I'm going to watch this presentation several more times - there are so many take-aways - WOW! Thank you for the time you have taken to share/teach, in such a clear and focused way, a transformative way to think about trauma, and how to act proactively in one's daily life....  You are very good at what you do, and I'm so glad I'm part of this learning process with you and others.

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